What is a Border Colloodle?

The Border Collooodle

 

Until someone like the Kennel Club recognise is as a specific breed the Border Colloodle is nothing but a purpose bred cross breed or mixed breed of TWO KNOWN pre selcted parents  they are sometimes called a  Designer Dogs or designer breed

They are made up of a cross between the Border Collie and the Poodle (Toy, Miniature or Standard) 

They come in all colors, the coats will vary from smooth wirehair (from smooth border collies) to rough "bearded collie" look alike (very rough coated border collie)

The size will also vary from very small to large depending on the Type of poodle used, Toy, Miniature, Standard, but over all it will also depend on the border collie size and the genes both parents carry for size and it is a polygenic trait and is therefore affected by multiple genes. 

Unless using a Standard Poodle (Standards will likely to produce large dogs well over the average size of the border collie, 20 plus inches tall) we cannot actually give any guarantee what size your puppy will ultimately be but we are selecting for smaller dogs, so heres hoping.

A Miniature Poodle to Border Collie will generally produce something between 15 inches to 22 inches tall at the shoulder.  

However, they will require the same level of stimulation, training and obedience as both the Border collie and the Poodle parents.

They must be kept well groomed (twice a week brushing as a minimum and clipping at least every two months)

More about this cross-breed

Dam: Border Collie

Health tested clear for CEA, IGS, TNS
 

Our selected parents are health tested for the specific diseases for their breed and a few others to boot common to all dog breeds.  

You will get this information only on complete submission of our application form. 

Fantastic nature, from long lines of biddable easy to train sheepdogs.
Click here to see details of our first Mum to be - due on the 2nd June 2017 


Sire: Toy, Miniature or Standard Poodle

 

Health tested, stunning wonderful bouncy friendly nature, bred for generations to be active cleaver companions, the Standard Poodle was bred as a retriever of water fowl, the smaller varieties are prized pets. 

DNA tested normal for vWD type 1,

Malignant Hyperthermia, 

PRA-prcd

Check out our current DAD who we do not own and of course does not live with us.

 Our selected parents are health tested for the specific diseases for their breed and a few others to boot common to all dog breeds.  

You will get this information only on complete submission of our application form. 

All about the Poodle breed 

What's in a name?

Borderdoodle or Bordoodle?

Photo Courtesy of Safari Doodles 

 In looking for a name to call this Border collie x Poodle cross, I wanted something that clearly indicated the breeds used in the cross. 

Borderdoodle and Bordoodle could just as easily be mistaken for border terrier cross.  

The Doodle part, in my opinion, is derogatory and has links to the labradoodle, where the actual term "doodle" comes from.  So I definitely want to discourage people from using the terms

Borderdoodle, Bordoodle and Doodle in connection with the  Border Colloodle 

Colliedoodle, or Collieoodle

 

Definitely NO! 

Colliepoo, Colliedoodle, or Collieoodle 

all indicate a cross with a Smooth or Rough collie which is a different breed to a Border Collie.

So using any of the following Colliepoo, Colliedoodle, or Collieoodle is totally out of the question.     

Borderpoo or Colliepoo?

 

 In looking for a name to call this Border collie x Poodle cross, I wanted something that clearly indicated the breeds used in the cross. 

Again the Borderpoo could just as easily be mistaken for border terrier cross.  and even worse the Poo part, in my opinion, is even more derogatory than the doodle connotation and encourages images to every other type of poodle cross imaginable,  it is certainly not regal and fitting for a clever agility loyal companion.  

So I most definitely want to discourage people from using the terms Borderpoo, Colliepoo and other attachment with "poo" in the word trying to describe the Border Colloodle.      

Why the name Border Colloodle?

 

 Easily a play on words. 

Border Collie Poodle 

Border Coll      Oodle 

Border Colloodle 

The name is relatively easy to say and offers a full easily recognisable description of the two breeds used in the cross, nor

is it derogatory or misleading, like the terms Borderdoodle, Borderpoo or Bordoodle.  

Border Colloodle 

which at a push could easily be shortened to BCoodle which if changed to  "B-cooddle" and then pronounced B-CUDDLE, produces a nick-name this is actually quite endearing and will keep folks guessing until they meet the dog what the breed make up is.   

The only problem is, that though I believe this cross will love cuddles they will NOT be couch potatoes, they will to be very active clever dogs with reasoning powers to get their own way quite capable of manipulating and teaching the unsuspecting owners.  

Designer dog or Cross-breed?

   Just as you would expect a Borderdoodle, Borderpoo or a Colliepoo, Colliedoodle, Collieoodle etc. are all cross bred dogs. Since there is such a thing as market forces and fashion, the creation of these crosses are driven by consumer choice, so yes, they are also designer dogs.   Unfortunately the term Designer dogs has an undercurrent of dubious breeding and animal welfare issues along with connections to puppy farms.     

The 5 most popular poodle designer cross breed dogs

Poodle designer cross breeds are undoubtedly the most popular type of designer dog. 

From the time the Labradoodle was first bred in 1988, interest in Poodle designer cross breeds has soared. 

Five of the top ten designer cross breeds were Poodle cross breeds, the Cockapoo, Labradoodle, Cavapoo, Maltipoo and Golden Doodle. 

Poodles have proved to be very effective in cross-breeding and Poodle cross breeds have proven to be family-friendly dogs.  

You would be mistaken if you thought that there was NO registration process for these Designer dogs and cross breeds.
Designer Canine Registry

Designer Breed Registry 

and a list of recognised crosses 

Even the UK Kennel Club has a registry 

Though at this early stage we are NOT considering registering any of our Border colloodle's

Border Colloodles specially selected as Healthy Pets & Working Companions

 

 Breeding working border collies, I have been a council licensed breeder for over 15 years, first with the Angus Council in Scotland and now with the Shropshire Council in England. 

It is fact that the poodle crosses are the most popular of all types of dogs as family pets,  

The Doodles are now so popular that there is now a dedicated  

DOODLE AGILITY LEAGUE


so I believe that the Border Colloodle, in the UK, will happen with or without me,


I love and understand both breeds and the crosses I have met are stunning fun dogs which, if I lived in town, I would be proud to own.

With the Border collie breed, I, and the ASTRA lines, have led the way on health testing, recording and puppy rearing methods, 

we will do no less with our Border Colloodles, making sure we test both parents for the majority of the diseases carried by either or both parent to ensure we produce the healthiest puppies possible,  

  • Our selected ISDS and/or KC registered parents are health tested for the specific diseases for their breed and a few others to boot common to all dog breeds.         
  • You will get this information ONLY on complete submission of our application form. 

They will be reared to the same high standards to prepare them for family life, 

We even expect that, as my Border collie's have done and continue to do,

the Collodles will be just as perfect working companions for some types of  "search and rescue" and service dog work such as
PAT dogs and Dogs for the Disabled etc. 

Assistance Dogs 

Medical Alert Dogs 

Epilepsy and Autisim Support Dogs